can be a great way to keep your browsing history private, but what if you need to view that history for some reason? Maybe you want to check to see if your partner has been cheating on you or if your child has been visiting sites they're not supposed to. If incognito mode is enabled and you don't have the person's phone, there are some ways you can still access incognito history.
Lets dive in!
Option 1: Use Spy Apps
If you want to view incognito history without the person knowing, using a spy app is the best way to do so. Spy apps allow you to track all of the activities that take place on a device, including incognito browsing.
There are a number of spy apps available on the market, but one of the most popular is mSpy
. mSpy is a versatile spy app that can be used to track a wide range of activities, including incognito browsing.
To use mSpy to view incognito history, you will need to install the app on the device that you want to monitor. Once the app is installed, you can log in to your mSpy account and view a detailed report of all the activities that have taken place on the device, including incognito browsing.
Option 2: Look at the History in Chrome
If incognito is turned off, then you can see all incognito web pages saved by going to chrome://chrome/history/. This method will require physical access to their phone. Here's how incognito mode works: whenever a user opens a new incognito tab, it saves cookies and history until they close that incognito tab. However, it does not save anything from locations outside of incognito tabs or anything from regular tabs. As long as you have access to any one of those three listed methods above, you should be able to view incognito history on Android without them knowing if the incognito mode is enabled. If incognito mode is turned off, then incognito history will not be saved.
Option 3: View Incognito History Directly From Incognito Mode
If you want to view incognito history without going into incognito tabs, open a new incognito window and tap Menu → More tools → Developer Tools. Once the developer tools have been activated, check the box marked "Preserve log" under the "Logs" tab. Afterward, go back to Chrome's menu and tap History → Clear all browsing data. Now you'll be able to see anonymous history in the developer tools screen by checking the box marked Preserve log under Logs.
Option 4: Use a Private Browsing Mode Extension
Another way to see incognito history is to use a private browsing mode extension for the web browser. Private browsing mode extensions will keep track of all the websites your target visits in incognito mode and will show them to you in a list. Some popular private browsing mode extensions include Chrome's incognito mode, Firefox's Private Browsing, and Opera's Private Browsing.
Option 5: Look at the Person's Phone's Internal Memory
Another way to see incognito history on Android without their knowing is to look at the person's phone memory. If they have incognito mode turned off on Chrome, their incognito history should be saved in the internal storage/memory of their phone. You can connect their phone to your computer either through USB or over Wi-Fi and view the incognito web pages by going to chrome://history/. However, this method will require physical access to their phone.
While the incognito mode is a great way to keep your browsing activities private, it's not 100% foolproof. Thus, you still may have access to someones browsing history. Thanks to the methods described here
, anyone without technical knowledge can see someone's incognito history.